Dominican Republic turns back cruise ship amid virus fears

Officials in the Dominican Republic have turned back a cruise ship that was heading there to disembark hundreds of passengers following a 14-day tour February 27, 2020, 8:13 PM 3 min read SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A cruise ship heading to the Dominican Republic to disembark hundreds of passengers after a 14-day tour was turned back on Thursday because …

Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France’s equivalent of the Oscars even though his latest film is up for several top prizes February 27, 2020, 12:57 PM 2 min read PARIS — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France’s equivalent of the Oscars – where his latest movie leads this year’s nominations – because …

Coronavirus Drives Stocks Down for 6th Day

A global stock market meltdown entered its sixth day on Thursday, a decline that has reflected rising fear over the fast spreading coronavirus and pulled major benchmarks to near four-month lows. Thursday’s selling came after public health officials in the United States and Germany said new patients in each country had no known connection to others with the illness, a …

Trump’s Biggest Supporters Think The Coronavirus Is A Deep State Plot

The World Health Organization is still declining to call the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, but the number of infections and deaths continue to climb as the disease spreads. Public health authorities are split about whether containing or mitigating the virus is the best option — but both depend on whether President Donald Trump and his most conspiracy-addled followers can be …

Australian Rules Football Confronts C.T.E.

For the first time, researchers have found chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to blows to the head, in a player of Australian rules football. The disease, which can only be definitively diagnosed after death, was found in Graham Farmer, one of the game’s best players, who died at 84 in August. The diagnosis, which was detailed in …

Coronavirus Patient in California Was Not Tested for Days

A California coronavirus patient had to wait days to be tested because of restrictive federal criteria, despite doctors’ requests. The patient, who has tested positive, may be the first person to be infected through community spread in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. C.D.C. officials said it was possible the patient was exposed to …

Bernie’s Foreign Sympathies – WSJ

Bernie Sanders wants Americans to believe he’s a garden variety “democratic socialist,” with the emphasis on democratic. But as media scrutiny of the Democratic presidential front-runner increases, we’re learning more about where his political sympathies lie, and they’re revealing about what a Sanders foreign policy would look like. The latest example came this week when Mr. Sanders rejected an invitation …